rebus sic stantibus

[ ree-buhs sik stan-tuh-buhs ]

adverbInternational Law.
  1. (of the duration of the binding force treaty) for as long as the relevant facts and circumstances remain basically the same.

Origin of rebus sic stantibus

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First recorded in 1840–50, rebus sic stantibus is from Latin rēbus sīc stantibus “with things remaining thus”

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How to use rebus sic stantibus in a sentence

  • On the other hand, all agree in regard to many cases in which the clause rebus sic stantibus could justly be made use of.

  • rebus sic stantibus, what's the use of talking about quantitative and accentual verse, as if they were really two kinds of verse?

  • The reservatio mentalis, too, of "rebus sic stantibus" is an unwarrantable and wicked reservation.

  • Every treaty or promise made by a state, Treitschke holds, is to be understood as limited by the proviso rebus sic stantibus. '

    Why We Are At War (2nd Edition, revised) | Members of the Oxford Faculty of Modern History
  • Again, Bernhardi makes play with the proviso rebus sic stantibus; and this, curiously enough, he does in reference to Belgium.

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